The Rangers swept the three-game series and went 15-4 against Seattle overall, but the Mariners scored one small victory. They kept second baseman Ian Kinsler from reaching the 30-homer, 30-stolen bases level for the second time in his career. Kinsler put the Rangers ahead, 2-1, with a home run in the third and had two stolen bases in the fifth, giving him 29 for the season. When Kinsler reached on a single, the Mariners did everything possible to keep him from stealing another base. Reliever Steve Delabar twice threw to first base. The Mariners also put on the fake-to-third, look-to-first play with a 0-2 count on Esteban German and saw Kinsler start to run before getting back to the bag. The Mariners pitched out on the 0-2 pitch and caught Kinsler, ending a streak of 28 consecutive stolen bases. "They were holding me really tight there," Kinsler said. "They knew I was going and were doing everything they could to stop me."
Ian Kinsler one steal shy of second 30-30 season
Dallas Morning News | Sep 26